Oreiscelio turneri Nixon, 1933

Talamas, Elijah, Johnson, Norman, van Noort, Simon, Masner, Lubomir & Polaszek, Andrew, 2009, Revision of world species of the genus Oreiscelio Kieffer (Hymenoptera, Platygastroidea, Platygastridae), ZooKeys 6 (6), pp. 1-68 : 56-60

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Oreiscelio turneri Nixon
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Oreiscelio turneri Nixon  

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Figures 2-3 View Figures 1-6.86 , 19 View Figures 19-24.89 , 121-126 View Figures 121-126.106 ; Morphbank 60

Oriscelio turneri Nixon, 1933: 294   (original description).

Oreiscelio turneri: Masner, 1965: 86   (type information).

Description. General: Body length of female: 2.3-2.9 mm (n=20). Body length of male: 2.2-2.7 mm (n=20). Body color: dark brown to black, metasoma often lighter than head and mesosoma.

Antenna: Color of antennae in female: dark brown to black throughout, A1 black, A2–A6 pale brown, A7–A12 black, A1 dark brown, A2–A6 yellow, A7–A12 dark brown, A1 brown, A2–A6 yellow, A7–A12 brown, A1 brown, A2 pale brown, A3–A12 brown. Color of antennae in male: A1–A2 brown; A3–A12 variably becoming yellow apically, antennomeres often yellow ventrally, brown. Seta on pedicel of antenna in female: present, reaching to apex of A3.

Head: Color of setae on the head: yellow. Sculpture of dorsal frons between frontal carina and median ocellus: areolate. Preocellar pit in females: absent, indicated by a small round depression. Transverse rugae at vertex: present. Sculpture of posterior vertex: areolate. Sculpture of occipital rim: areolate. Interantennal process: diverging into two carinae that extend laterally along surface of frons. Number of anteriorly projecting setae on anteclypeus: 6. Color of mandibles in male: basal half black, apical half brown, teeth dark brown to black. Color of mandibles in female: basal half black; apical half dark brown, brown throughout, pale brown with teeth dark brown. Mandibular teeth in female: ventral tooth at least twice as long and wide at base than dorsal tooth. Sculpture of ventral gena anterior to genal carina: row of shallow areolae with reduced ridges between cells, row of contiguous punctures. Sculpture of ventral gena posterior to genal carina: areolate, coarsely and irregularly punctate. Shape of anteclypeus: striplike, straight to slightly convex.

Legs: Color of legs: brown, tarsi and distal portion of tibiae yellow.

Mesosoma: Sculpture of dorsal pronotum: areolate. Color of setae on the dorsal mesosoma: yellow. Sculpture of medial mesoscutum:areolate, areolate, with pronounced longitudinal ridges. Sculpture of lateral mesoscutum: same as medial mesoscutum with a subtle confusion of sculptural elements. Notaulus in female: absent. Parapsidal line: indistinguishable. Sculpture of scutellum: areolate. Median furrow on scutellum: absent, present as a weak indentation. Posterior margin of scutellum: emarginate. Outer projection of the propodeum: present as distinct corner or posteriorly projecting spine. Posterior margin of propodeal shelf between inner and outer propodeal projections in female: concave. Posterior margin of propodeal shelf between inner and outer propodeal projections in male: concave. Sculpture of ventral pronotum: foveate reticulate, becoming smooth at anterolateral corner. Anterior pronotal pit: absent, small. Pronotal cervical sulcus: poorly defined. Mesepimeral sulcus: indicated by dorsoventral line of foveae, crenulate. Sculpture of femoral depression in female: smooth throughout, transversely striate throughout, anterior half smooth, posterior half finely foveate. Sculpture of femoral depression in male: smooth throughout, finely foveate throughout, with weak transverse striae throughout, anterior half smooth, posterior half finely foveate. Mesopleural carina: present as one or two carinae. Sculpture of ventral mesepisternum: foveate, with smooth area surrounded by small foveae. Pilosity of metapleural triangle in female: present as many short fine white setae. Pilosity of metapleural triangle in male: present as many short fine white setae. Sculpture of ventral area of metapleuron: smooth, foveate reticulate, foveate reticulate, with slightly appressed ridges.

Metasoma: Submarginal ridge on T1: percurrent, well-defined, indicated by an irregular ridge, absent. Sublateral carina on T2: absent, present in anterior half. Sculp-ture of T2–T3: reticulate rugose. Sculpture of T4: longitudinally strigose, reticulate rugose. Sculpure of T5: longitudinally strigose, reticulate rugose. Shape of subapical T 6 in female in dorsal view: short, width along anterior margin at least three times the length. Apex of T 7 in male: bispinose. Longitudinal medial keel on S1: absent, present. Sculpture of medial S 2 in female: reticulate rugose. Sculpture of medial S 3 in female: effaced to smooth. Sculpture of medial S 4 in female: effaced to smooth. Sculpture of

medial S 5 in female: effaced to smooth. Sculpture of lateral S 3 in female: punctate crenulate, rugulose. Sculpture of lateral S 4 in female: longitudinally strigose, rugulose, punctate crenulate. Sculpture of lateral S 5 in female: reticulate rugose. Sculpture of marginal depression of S 2 in female: rugulose. Sculpture of marginal depression of S 3 in female: smooth. Sculpture of marginal depression of S 4 in female: mostly smooth with scattered punctures or shallow rugulae. Sculpture of marginal depression of S 5 in female: rugulose. Apical spine on S 6 in female: extending beyond apex of T6 and visible in dorsal view. Sculpture of medial S 2 in male: punctate reticulate, foveolate. Sculpture of medial S 3 in male: smooth, foveate. Sculpture of lateral S 3 in male: longitudinally strigose, foveolate. Sculpture of lateral S 4 in male: rugulose, longitudinally strigose, foveolate. Sculpture of medial S 5 in male: smooth, foveate. Sculpture of lateral S 5 in male: foveolate, longitudinally strigose, reticulate rugose, rugulose.

Diagnosis. Oreiscelio turneri   is most similar in general appearance to Oreiscelio coracinus   and Oreiscelio badius   . Oreiscelio turneri   is separated from both of these species by the much larger ventral mandibular tooth ( Figs 41, 42 View Figures 37-42.92 ). Th e specimens from Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda tend to be smaller and darker in color than those found in Zimbabwe and South Africa.

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Material examined. Holotype, female: SOUTH AFRICA: Eastern Cape Prov., Pondoland, Port Saint John’s , V-1924, none specified, R. E. Turner, B.M. TYPE HYM. 9.508 (deposited in BMNH)   . Paratypes: SOUTH AFRICA: 5 females, 14 male, BMNH #790248 ( OSUC 253192 View Materials ), OSUC 253176-253191 ( BMNH)   ; SAM–HYM–P002817 ( OSUC 248308 View Materials ), SAM–HYM–P002818 ( OSUC 248309 View Materials ) ( SAMC)   . Other material: (159 females, 54 males) BOTSWANA: 18 females, 1 male, OSUC 234274, 234279 ( CNCI)   ; OSUC 164241-164243 View Materials , 164265-164266 View Materials , 164341 View Materials , 164343 View Materials , 164350 View Materials , 202159-202160 View Materials , 202162 View Materials , 202164 View Materials , 211428-211429 View Materials ( OSUC)   ; OSUC 171171 View Materials , 207690 View Materials , 211401 View Materials ( USNM)   . KENYA: 23 females, 7 males, BMNH #790256 ( OSUC 253167 View Materials ) ( BMNH)   ; CASENT 2042593-2042595 ( CASC)   ; OSUC 233669-233671 , 233674-233684 , 233686 , 233697-233702 , 233707-233708 , 234223 , 234354-234355 ( CNCI)   . NAMIBIA: 3 females, 3 males, BMNH #790251 ( OSUC 253162 View Materials ), BMNH #790252 ( OSUC 253161 View Materials ), OSUC 253160, OSUC 253168-253170 ( BMNH)   . MALAWI: 3 females, OSUC 234316-234317, 234349 ( CNCI)   . MOZAMBIQUE: 3 females, OSUC 233690-233692 ( CNCI)   . SOMALIA: 1 female, 1 male, OSUC 211438, 234280 ( CNCI)   . SOUTH AFRICA: 63 females, 14 males, BMNH #790253 ( OSUC 253165 View Materials ), BMNH #790254 ( OSUC 253159 View Materials ), OSUC 253163, OSUC 253166 ( BMNH)   ; OSUC 211437 , 233685 , 233693- 233695 , 233704 , 233713-233716 , 233718 , 233722 , 233724 , 233726-233731 , 233734 , 233743-233744 , 233746-233748 , 233750 , 233753 , 233757 , 233764- 233766 , 233768 , 233774-233779 , 233783 , 233786 , 233790 , 233792 , 233794- 233795 , 233803 , 234304-234305 , 234312-234314 , 234318 , 234322 ( CNCI)   ; OSUC 141976-141977 View Materials , 170287 View Materials , 176102-176103 View Materials , 176351 View Materials , 202169-202171 View Materials , 211426 View Materials , 58658 View Materials ( OSUC)   ; OSUC 174690 View Materials , 174701 View Materials , 174703-174704 View Materials , 233031-233034 View Materials ( SANC)   ; UCRC ENT 171071-171072 ( UCRC). TANZANIA: 7 females, 1 male   ,

CASENT 2042524, 2042526-2042527 ( CASC); SAM–HYM–P016081 ( OSUC 248290 View Materials ), SAM–HYM–P016400 ( OSUC 248287 View Materials ), SAM–HYM–P016635 ( OSUC 248292 View Materials ), SAM–HYM–P018349 ( OSUC 248291 View Materials ), SAM–HYM–P019145 ( OSUC 248289 View Materials ) ( SAMC). ZAMBIA: 2 females, BMNH #790259 ( OSUC 253174-253175 View Materials ) ( BMNH). ZIMBABWE: 36 females, 27 males, BMNH #790249 ( OSUC 253172 View Materials ), OSUC 253164, OSUC 253171, OSUC 253173 ( BMNH)   ; OSUC 233738 , 234204- 234212 , 234215 , 234224-234232 , 234234-234239 , 234243-234244 , 234246- 234250 , 234363-234364 , 234366 , 234368-234369 , 234371-234372 , 234376- 234378 , 234383-234384 , 234386-234387 , 234389 , 234391-234396 , 234398- 234400 , 234402 ( CNCI)   ; OSUC 233030 View Materials ( SANC)   .

SAMC

Iziko Museums of Cape Town

CNCI

Canadian National Collection Insects

OSUC

Oregon State University

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

SANC

Agricultural Research Council-Plant Protection Research Institute

UCRC

University of California, Riverside

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Scelionidae

Genus

Oreiscelio

Loc

Oreiscelio turneri Nixon

Talamas, Elijah, Johnson, Norman, van Noort, Simon, Masner, Lubomir & Polaszek, Andrew 2009
2009
Loc

Oreiscelio turneri:

Masner L 1965: 86
1965
Loc

Oriscelio turneri

Nixon GEJ 1933: 294
1933